FEB 16, 2011
Purpose To introduce a novel transconjunctival technique of conventional 20g illuminated infusion cannula in any gauge trocar vitrectomy. Methods Transconjunctival fixation of 20g illuminated infusion cannula by preplaced suture were performed in 23g and 20g trocar vitrectomy. After surgery, wound is closed by a single releasable suture, if needed. Results This technique allowed a 20g illuminatied infusion cannula utilized in trocar vitrectomy. No safety issues were identified. Conclusion Without extraport, good panoramic chandelier illumination in trocar vitrectomy is possible with our technique. It is advantageous for expanding indications for trocar vitrectomy.